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Bobby Valentine 'Stop Telling Me to Root for the Cubs' ... I'm a Dodgers Fan!!

10/19/2016 4:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Bobby Valentine says he's sick and tired of all the people trying to guilt him into rooting for the Chicago Cubs ... telling TMZ Sports he's bleeding DODGER BLUE and he's damn proud of it.

The ex-MLB player and manager touched down at LAX on Wednesday to hit up the Dodger game with his very close friend, Tommy Lasorda.

Valentine says he's all about the Blue Crew -- ever since they drafted him with the #5 overall pick in the 1968 MLB Draft!  

There's more, and Bobby V is a super cool guy -- check out the clip.

Andre Dawson Don't Worry, Cubs Fans ... 'They Can Get Back On Top'

10/19/2016 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-andre-dawson-GETTY-01Former Major League MVP Andre Dawson ain't worried about the Chicago Cubs trailing 2-1 to the Dodgers in the NLCS ... telling TMZ Sports, "this is a team that knows how to respond."

Dawson -- an 8 time All Star during his 21 seasons in the majors -- says he's still confident the Cubbies can win it all this year.

"This team can still most definitely win the World Series this year," The Hawk says.

"They have outstanding starting pitching, their bullpen is top grade and they have great hitting. They can play with anyone offensively, and their bench depth is where it needs to be."

"When you’re down 2-1, you’re not worried. But you’re obviously concerned. Tonight is a must-win game for the Cubs."

"They’ve shown it all year that they can get back on top."

Yasiel Puig WE'RE 2 GAMES FROM THE WORLD SERIES ... And We're Pumped!

10/19/2016 6:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Think the Dodgers were stoked to take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS Tuesday night??? HELL YEAH!!

Check out Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner in the locker room after beating up on the Cubs last night ... they're pretty excited. 

At one point, A-Gon tries to remind the guys to take it "one game at a time" -- but it's clear, Puig's got his eyes on the bigger prize! 

Johnny Damon I Got a SECOND Vasectomy 'First One Didn't Work All the Way'

10/19/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There will be NO EIGHTH CHILD for Johnny Damon ... 'cause the ex-MLB star says he just got snipped for the second time ... after his first vasectomy didn't quite hold up.

The former Red Sox stud was at the Mohegan Sun 20th Anniversary party with his wife, Michelle -- when they were asked if they were planning to add another Damon to the already massive family!

That's when Johnny revealed that he already tried to put a stop to his procreating with a vasectomy a few years ago -- but it didn't work ... and Michelle got pregnant with his 7th kid!

Damon says he had to go back and have a doctor rework his man plumbing -- "Hopefully, this one worked."

FYI, Damon's kind of an anomaly -- 'cause less than 1 PERCENT of vasectomies fail the first time ... according to


Joe Buck MLB Playoffs Ain't Rigged ... Blue Jays Gripe Is 'Silly'

10/18/2016 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There's no MLB conspiracy against the Toronto Blue Jays -- and Jose Bautista's suggestion that the ALCS is rigged against his team is "silly" ... so says MLB on FOX's play-by-play guy Joe Buck.

Quick background ... Bautista said there are "circumstances" working against the Blue Jays -- and it doesn't take a brain surgeon to know he's saying the home plate umpires are favoring the Cleveland Indians. 

So, how does Buck feel about the situation? Let's just say he doesn't agree ... 

"Why would it would be rigged? Sounds more Trump-esque," Buck said.

"Silly. Totally silly."

There's more ... Buck also talks about Adrian Gonzalez's Trump Hotel protest and why he thinks the Dodgers, Cubs series will go all the way to Game 7. 

Hannah Jeter I Didn't Watch Baseball Before Derek

10/11/2016 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hannah Jeter definitely didn't hit it off with her husband by talking baseball -- because the supermodel says she didn't even watch the sport before she met the NY Yankees legend. 

The 26-year-old -- who grew up in the Caribbean -- touched down at LAX where she told us she still really hasn't picked up on the sport ... despite being married to a guy who played for 20 seasons! 

There's more ... Hannah also explains why she decided to change her last name -- instead of keeping "Davis" or even going the hyphenated route. 

One last thing -- kids soon? Maybe. Check out the end of the clip. 


Alex Rodriguez 'I Love Big Papi' But I Won't Say I'm Rooting for Him

10/7/2016 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alex Rodriguez says he's definitely a fan of David Ortiz -- but when it comes to rooting for the MLB legend in his last playoff run ... A-Rod stopped short of saying he was rooting for him.

It all went down outside of Craig's in West Hollywood -- Alex was in a good mood and had nothing but love for Big Papi ... but scoffed at the idea of rooting for the Red Sox. 

FYI, the Sox lost Game 1 Thursday night ... but the Yankees didn't make the playoffs. 

MLB Beer Can Attack Cops Arrest Suspect ... Sports Journalist

10/6/2016 4:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1005-rogers-centre-beer-can-suspect-blue-jays-01The Toronto Blue Jays fan suspected of throwing a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday's Wild Card playoff game has been arrested ... cops say. 

The Toronto Police Dept. says 41-year-old Ken Pagan has surrendered to authorities after cops released his photo and ID'd him as the lead suspect in the incident. 

FYI, Pagan is a sports journalist for Postmedia -- and though he hasn't outright denied the allegations, he issued a statement suggesting police have the wrong guy. 

Still, cops have charged him with 1 count of mischief -- and he's scheduled to appear in court in November. 

CLE Indians' Francisco Lindor Custom Playoff Cleats ... 'BelieveLand'

10/6/2016 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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1006_Francisco-Lindor_shoes_getty-Soto-CustomsWith the Indians as the odds-on LONGSHOT to win the World Series, Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor just got some brand new cleats made up ... with the word "BelieveLand" on the sides. 

Seriously, according to SportsLine, the Indians only have a 6.4% shot to go the distance ... behind the Giants (9.0%), Rangers (11.9%) and Nationals (12.0%). 

Shocker ... the Cubs are the faves (18.4%). 

But back to the cleats, which Lindor had whipped up by Jorge Soto of Soto Customs -- he says the phenom wanted something "nice and clean" for his playoff debut.

Hey, the Cavs already beat the odds this year ... why not another team from Cleveland? 

MLB Beer Can Attack Cops I.D. Alleged Suspect ... Turn Yourself In!!

10/5/2016 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

1005-rogers-centre-beer-can-suspect-blue-jays-01You're looking at the man cops say threw a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday night's American League wild card playoff game ... and now the hunt is on. 

Hyun was running down a fly ball in left field during the 7th inning when some moron fired a beer can at him. Miraculously, Hyun still managed to catch the ball. 

But cops now want to arrest the perp -- and have now released a photo of the man they believe threw the can. 

"Investigators from 52 Division have been working closely with the Rogers Centre to identify the person responsible," cops say. 

"Investigators are strongly encouraging this man to seek legal advice and turn himself into police."

"Anyone with any information on this man, is asked to contact investigators at 52 Division by calling 416-808-5200."

Watcha gonna do when they come for you ... 

Seattle Mariners Rookie Gets Chris Farley Treatment ... Chippendales Lives!

9/29/2016 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0929-mariners-hazing-rookies-dan-vogelbach-chris-farley-GETTY-TWITTER-01HOLY SCHNIKES!!!!

The Mariners went waaaayyyy back to haze one their rookies Wednesday -- making 1st baseman Dan Vogelbach dress like Chris Farley from his legendary Chippendales sketch ... and it was awesome!!

Seriously, the resemblance is uncanny! 


Don't worry, Vogelbach was joined by the rest of the rooks -- who dressed up like Gumby, Supergirl, Thor, the Kool-Aid Man and others. 

But no one pulled off the look-alike thing like Vogelbach!!! 


Johnny Manziel Props to Tebow While Clubbin' in Hollywood

9/29/2016 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Johnny Manziel was clearly impressed with Tim Tebow's instructional league home run -- and he told us all about it ... outside of a Hollywood nightclub. 

The ex-NFL quarterback hit up Warwick on Sunset Blvd just after midnight and partied for roughly two hours. Even though he seemed sober, Manziel played it safe and didn't drive himself home. 

The question we wanted to know ... any chance Manziel follows Tebow's lead and transitions into baseball? 

After all, Manziel was drafted by the San Diego Padres back in 2014 after a decent high school career as an infielder. 

Check out the clip ... hey, anything's possible. 

Curt Schilling Dead Serious About Political Career ... Eyes White House in 2024

9/28/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

President Curt Schilling??? 

It's possible ... because the ex-MLB superstar tells TMZ Sports he's 100% serious about launching his political career ... starting with a senate run in Massachusetts in the VERY near future.

Schilling is a staunch republican and says he's seriously leaning toward challenging Elizabeth Warren for her senate seat in 2018. 

After that, Schilling says ... "I'd love to give the White House a try."

He's not kidding. He's even got a plan ... and says he loves that he lives in a country where his presidential aspirations could very well be a reality. 

Hail to the (future) chief?

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